Historic Hood River
Hood River circa 1924
This is a section of a nice panoramic view of Hood River from the newly completed Columbia River Highway, taken shortly after the new auto bridge was constructed in 1920. It looks like there’s a brand new Richfield gas station to service all the tourists on the highway. I believe that’s where Grace Su’s China Gorge Restaurant is currently located. Check out all those billboards at Button Junction.
I date this circa 1924 because another part of this image includes a glimpse of the Hood River White Salmon Interstate Bridge. Between the gas station and the bridge is an area labeled “asparagus fields”.
You can see the Button house and the old blockhouse, as well as the railroad bridge. By now you should be able to identify most of the downtown buildings.